JIUS Case Studies: Projects

American Street

December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

The American Street corridor is an historical industrial center in North Philadelphia. Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has designated the entire corridor and surrounding neighborhood as a Stormwater Management Enhancement District. PWD will be working with a consultant team and the community to develop a comprehensive stormwater improvements plan to maximize the amount of runoff captured.

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Herron Playground

December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

At Herron Playground, the Philadelphia Water Department collaborated with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the City's Capital Program Office to design and construct green stormwater infrastructure systems as part of a playground renovation. The existing basketball court was transformed into a porous asphalt court with stone storage underneath it to manage stormwater runoff from two nearby streets.

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George W. Nebinger School

December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) have joined together to advance green stormwater infrastructure in Philadelphia while educating students and local residents. Efforts at Nebinger will focus on using green stormwater infrastructure as a classroom, field, and laboratory teaching tool for students and the community.

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Columbus Square

December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

The stormwater planters at Columbus Square are the first of their kind to be installed by the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), converting a portion of Reed Street into a green street. PWD will use the lessons learned from this project to refine stormwater planter designs and their implementation.

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Big Green Block

December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

The goal of the Big Green Block project was to transform the sites of the Shissler Recreation Center and the Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and the surrounding area into the biggest, greenest block in Philadelphia. This project addresses multiple aspects of sustainability, including significant stormwater management systems, throughout the site.

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